Where are the voices of torture survivors? As the new film "Zero Dark Thirty" opens in movie theaters across the country, and despite the extensive media coverage of abuse at Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo Bay*, it is worth noting that the voices of torture survivors are rarely included in any of the public discussions about the use of torture. But without their stories, torture remains abstract, a practice that happens to people we neither know nor care about. They become statistics, their human suffering easily ignored.
Four Survivors, One Truth: This Should Not Happen To Anyone
*Jan. 11, 2013 is the 11th anniversary of the opening of the U.S. prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba.
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